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How To Start A Sewing Hobby

August 27th, 2014

Sewing is one of the oldest and most useful hobbies to pick up at any age - it's entertaining, relaxing and productive. From the creation of clothes and bags to decorative embroidery additions, you can incorporate sewing into your life in a variety of ways.Learning how to sew can be frustrating and time-consuming, but you will feel accomplished and proud once you get it...

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Tips for Keeping your Smartphone Battery Charged

February 14th, 2014

Smartphones are a great way to check email, play games and keep in touch on the go, but they all seem to share one flaw: a short battery life. Here are some tips to keep your battery charged longer.Avoid streaming Streaming video and audio is an amazing feature of many smartphones, but it can rapidly drain your phone's battery, notes CNET. Playing music or video that is...

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Keep your Home warm and Efficient all Winter

February 4th, 2014

When the mercury drops, many people's heating bills skyrocket. Often it isn't the low temperatures that are responsible for the high heat costs, but frequently people's homes are inefficient and don't keep enough of the heat inside. The U.S. Department of Energy said that people's homes are one of the largest users of energy in country, but...

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How to Know if Something is Wrong with Your Car

July 31st, 2013

The best way to avoid hefty repair bills from your car mechanic is to identify the problem early. Many people don't know the signs of an impending car problem or try to ignore it until it goes away. This can lead to serious problems and may require the replacement of your engine, transmission, or even your entire car.Engine noises If you hear knocking noises from you car's...

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How to Repair a Hole in the Wall

July 11th, 2013

Patching small holes in the wall is a fairly easy project, but can create a bigger blemish when done improperly. Although you can hang a picture in front of it for now, that hole will be there waiting the next time you redecorate. Read on, because smooth walls are just a few steps away.Prep work First thing's first: Can you actually fix the hole yourself? If it's...

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Tips for Keeping Your Car Looking New

May 29th, 2013

For some, a car is more than just a way to get around - it's a tool of expression. Your car may mean a lot to you, and if it does, you want to keep it looking good. However, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what may be damaging your car. These tips may help keep your vehicle looking as fresh as the day you got it.Exterior This is the most noticeable aspect of...

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How to Build a Treehouse

December 3rd, 2012

Make no mistake - building a treehouse can be a massive undertaking if you're aiming for the best possible results, but the entire process can teach you and your kids a lot about construction. According to TreehouseGuide.com, there are a few basic skills you'll need to go forward with the project, but as long as you can cut wood to specific measurements, work on top of a...

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How To Clean the Former Home of a Smoker

November 15th, 2012

Have you recently moved into a new home only to discover that its former occupants were smokers? Perhaps you've quit cigarettes for awhile and have just now realized how much your house really stinks. As it turns out, tobacco toxins can stay in dust and on surfaces long after smoking is eliminated from the area. This is also known as "thirdhand smoke," and, even the smell and...

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How to Check Your Engine's Oil Level

July 17th, 2012

There are a number of basic maintenance techniques you can perform simply by raising up the hood of the car. Perhaps the most important thing you can do under the hood is checking the car's oil levels. In order to ensure that your engine isn't grinding itself to death, it's vital that you stay on top of changing your oil regularly (about every three months or 3,000 miles,...

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Tips for Painting the Exterior of Your House

May 14th, 2012

Sometimes all a home needs to look as good as new is a fresh coat of paint! If part of your spring cleaning involves sprucing up your house's exterior, why not make a weekend project out of it? With a little bit of help from members of your family, you should have no problem getting it done quickly and easily. If you don't have much experience painting, here are some tips to...

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